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'''Vyacheslav Mikhailovich Molotov''' (;[http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/molotov "Molotov"]. ''Random House Webster's Unabridged Dictionary''. ; – 8 November 1986) was a Soviet people|Soviet politician and diplomat, an Old Bolshevik, and a leading figure in the Government of the Soviet Union|Soviet government from the 1920s, when he rose to power as a protégé of Joseph Stalin. Molotov served as Premier of the Soviet Union|Chairman of the Council of People's Commissars (Premier) from 1930 to 1941, and as Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Soviet Union)|Minister of Foreign Affairs from 1939 to 1949 and from 1953 to 1956. He served as First Deputy Premier of the Soviet Union|First Deputy Premier from 1942 to 1957, when he was dismissed from the Presidium of the Central Committee by Nikita Khrushchev. Molotov retired in 1961 after several years of obscurity. Molotov was the principal Soviet...
Birth nameVyacheslav Mikhailovich Skryabin
CitizenshipSoviet
NationalityRussians|Russian
SpousePolina Zhemchuzhina
Birth date{{Birth date|1890|3|9|df=y}}
Birth placeSovetsk, Kirov Oblast|Kukarka, Russian Empire
Death date{{Death date and age|1986|11|8|1890|3|9|df=y}}
Death placeMoscow, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union
PartyCommunist Party of the Soviet Union
SignatureVyacheslav Molotov Signature 1944.png
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